In large SiteMinder implementations, export and import are used extensively to migrate applications from Dev to Test, UAT, and Production environments. Application integrators may not have administrative access to remote desktops on policy servers. This type of access is required to use XPSExplorer, XPSExport, and XPSImport. Navigating the XPS tools and building an xcart to export objects is cumbersome at best, after which, you need to move the xml between servers, and again login to another server via remote desktop to perform the import.
It would be nice if SiteMinder could provide the ability to navigate through objects in the Administrative User Interface, and build a shpping cart of the objects an administrator needs to export. Agents, Agent Configs, EPM applications, Domains, Realms, Rules, Policies, Responses, etc.
Once added to the cart in the Admin UI, an authorized user could then export and download the xml to their workstation. There could be additional security checks to validate whether the user had the ability to export certain types of objects, and whether the export was clear-text or not. The administrative user interface would also provide the ability for authorized users to import the XML into the next environment.
This would be fantastic from a scalability standpoint, as we have teams of people who specialize in application integration, but they do not have direct server access to run the xps tools.